Tuesday, March 1, 2016

I'M NOT SURPRISED. WHY SHOULD I BE?

I don't have TV or cable so I just saw the KUAM newscast online about the theft at St. Francis Church. 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be? 

We have a bishop who hid a FORTY MILLION DOLLAR transfer of property for 4 years and it would have remained hidden had he not begun a chain of events (beginning with his illegal ouster of Fr. Paul) that led to the discovery of a clandestinely recorded document handing over the property to the control of Giuseppe and Claudia Gennarini in the corporate person of RMS.

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who is completely absent from his diocese weeks and months out of the year to nobody knows where, spending thousands and thousands of nobody knows whose dollars.


I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who imports men-children from all over the globe to fill his presbyter playpen at our expense and when they are so-called "ordained" they disappear or infiltrate our parishes with insults to the culture and a refusal to bury anybody on Saturday - their high holy day. 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who publicly rejected the magisterial authority of Holy Catholic Church while publicly calling into question the credentials of the Cardinal Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship who spoke in the name of the pope.

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who, upon being questioned as to the authority to celebrate the liturgy in ways not permitted by the same Congregation nor by by the Neocatechumenal Statutes, tells us that the document exists "somewhere" and that he just has to "find it" - which, as of today, was ONE YEAR and 76 days ago.

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who instead of pastorally engaging a priest who he had a problem with - as Church law requires - threatened the priest with a "painful and arduous closure to his assignment" as pastor of Santa Barbara parish if he didn't resign as ordered.

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who accused the pastor of endangering children by permitting a certain man to work at a parish when he himself permitted the same man to work at the same parish 13 years earlier. 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who thinks nothing of trashing another priest in the press again, and again, and again, never permitting the priest to defend himself, and ignoring the evidence put forth in the priest's behalf by a group of financial professionals who disproved every one of the bishop's charges.

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

Luis in public
We have a bishop who immediately hid one of his pet presbyters after he was caught by police with an underage girl in a car at a deserted beach with his face in something other than his breviary. 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who promised an investigation into said presbyter "with his face in something other than his breviary" and there was no investigation. Of course not. 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

Luis in hiding

We have a bishop who promised financial transparency and has since released only one abbreviated financial statement going on two years ago.

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who promised that the Redemptoris Mater Seminary would publish its financials and the financials have never been published.

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who claims that his pet seminary is credentialed by the Pontifical Lateran University but refuses to publish any evidence of it but meanwhile has sucked millions of dollars out of the people of Guam to pay for this playpen. 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who for more than a decade claimed that this seminary was our own diocesan seminary and when it was discovered that it wasn't he set up another seminary that is nothing more than a boarding house. 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who lied to a local young man about why he could not attend an accredited seminary, even if he paid his own way.

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who escaped out the back door of a meeting with visitors from Rome and the clergy rather than walk out the front door and face Catholics praying the rosary who simply want accountability and justice in their Church. 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who hired an expensive law firm to opine in his favor in the matter of the Yona property and then withdrew the report supposedly exonerating himself from public view after a lawyer went to examine it - and upon examination was not permitted to sit down, take notes, take pictures, make copies, and had to be watched by a chancery staff the whole time. 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who published a bogus certificate of title in his own Catholic newspaper as proof of ownership of the Yona property, since obviously his story about the law firm was proven a lie. 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who was apparently willing to pull strings to procure the bogus certificate - or maybe he threatened them with an "arduous and painful closure" to their assignments if they didn't comply.

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who fires the archdiocesan sex abuse response coordinator when the sex abuse response coordinator actually begins to coordinate a response to alleged sex abuse in which the bishop himself is named and replaces him with a neocat lackey who immediately derails any and all response to the alleged sex abuse by pronouncing the bishop innocent "for sure, for sure." 

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop who has been hiding who he really is since April 15, 1977.

I'm not surprised. Why should I be?

We have a bishop about whom you will soon learn so much more. 

Courage. 

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